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Conscious is an adjective. If you are conscious of something, you are aware of it.
If you are conscious, you are awake, rather than asleep or unconscious.
Consciousness is a noun. You can refer to your mind and thoughts as your consciousness.
If you lose consciousness, you become unconscious. If you regain consciousness or recover consciousness, you become conscious again after being unconscious. These are fairly formal expressions.
In more informal English you can say that you pass out instead of 'lose consciousness', and come round instead of 'regain/recover consciousness'.
Conscience is a noun. Your conscience is the part of your mind that tells you whether what you are doing is right or wrong.
Conscientious is an adjective. Someone who is conscientious is very careful to do their work properly.
|Adj.||1.||conscious - intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"|
intended - resulting from one's intentions; "your intended trip abroad"; "an intended insult"
|2.||conscious - knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"|
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
aware, cognisant, cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
sensible, sensitive - able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"
voluntary - of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession"
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"
|3.||conscious - (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something; "few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"; "conscious of having succeeded"; "the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy|
aware of unconscious, unaware, ignorant, oblivious
deliberate unconscious, accidental, unintentional, unwitting, unintended, unplanned, unpremeditated, uncalculated
to be conscious that → tener (plena) conciencia de que
to become conscious of sth → darse cuenta de algo
to become conscious that → darse cuenta de que
she became conscious of him looking at her → se dio cuenta de que él la miraba
environmentally conscious → consciente de los problemas medioambientales
politically conscious → con conciencia política
they made a conscious choice or decision not to have children → decidieron deliberadamente no tener hijos
he made a conscious effort to look as though he was enjoying himself → se esforzó deliberadamente por aparentar que se estaba divirtiendo
to be conscious → estar consciente → tener conocimiento
to be fully conscious → estar totalmente consciente
to become conscious → recobrar el reconocimiento, volver en sí
to be conscious of sth → être conscient(e) de qch
to become conscious that ... → se rendre compte que ...
to become conscious of sth → prendre conscience de qch